Pancreas Center

The UCSF Pancreas Center diagnoses and treats patients with a wide range of pancreatic disorders, from benign tumors to pancreatitis and cancer. Our team includes specialists in anesthesia, gastroenterology, neurology, nursing, psychology and surgery. Patients may have the opportunity to participate in studies – called clinical trials – of the latest experimental therapies.

The Pancreas Center was founded in 2012 by Dr. Margaret Tempero. Our mission is to advance the care of patients with pancreatic diseases through prevention, early detection, individual treatment and research. Our patient care practice is located in the Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology Clinic at Mission Bay. Our specialists also treat patients in the Gastrointestinal Surgery Clinic at Parnassus.

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    • Recent test results related to your condition
    • List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
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    Related clinics

    Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology Clinic

    Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

    1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94158

    Gastrointestinal Surgery at Parnassus

    400 Parnassus Ave., Second Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94143

    Pancreas Transplant Services

    400 Parnassus Ave., Seventh Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94143

    Total Pancreatectomy – Islet Auto-Transplant (TP-IAT) Clinic

    400 Parnassus Ave., 7th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94143-0780

    Cancer Center San Mateo

    218 DeAnza Blvd.
    San Mateo, CA 94402

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